The week in shopping: six weeks till Christmas...
...and so the sample sale season begins. For the next four or five weeks, expect a full sample-sale schedule. Shop now for yourself without the post-Thanksgiving guilt!

My favorite shoe label, Sigerson Morrison is having its first-ever warehouse sale; expect ridiculous deals, like boots for $100, pumps for $60, and totes for $85. Even though I promised MW I wouldn't buy any more shoes this season...well, I'm so there. 11/16-11/20; 9-7 weekdays, 10-6 weekends; 180 Lafayette St. (Broome & Grand Sts.).

Kickass sweaters by Twinkle are on super-sale--cashmere sweaters are a mere $55. 11/17-11/19; 4-9 p.m. Thurs., 3-9 Fri., noon-5 Sat.; 401 Washington St. (at Laight St.), ste. 4C.

If you love the Italians (and who doesn't?), hit Aeffe USA for men's and women's clothing and accessories from Moschino, Gaultier, Alberta Ferretti, and Pollini for 60% off. 11/16-11/19; 10-6, 10-5 Sat.; 30 W. 56th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

I think Alexis Bittar has a cool name, and he also makes cool hand-carved Lucite jewelry. Score it for 60% off ($5-$250) at this cash-only sale. 11/18-11/19; noon-8 Fri., noon-6 Sat.; Pop Shop, 292 Lafayette St. (Houston & Prince Sts.).

MK's favorite store (right, MK?), Steven Alan, has Trovata, Wrangler47, Prudence, the house label, and more for 30%-75% off retail. 11/17-11/19; 8:30-8 Thurs. & Fri., noon-7 Sat.; 87 Franklin St. (Broadway & Church Sts.), ground floor.

Get your sexy on at the Dolce & Gabbana sample sale, also featuring D & G. Save up to 80% on clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. 11/19-11/20; 10-6 Sat., 11-5 Sun.; 85 Spring St. (Broadway & Crosby Sts.), 2nd fl.

Get work-ready clothes from Chaiken for mid-to-low $100s at their sample sale. 11/16-11/18; 10-7 Wed., 10-8 Thurs., 9-noon Fri.; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.), 4th fl.

Sexy knits and cocktail dresses are $100-ish at the Yigal Azrouel sale. 11/15-11/17; 9-7 Tue. & Wed., 9-5 Thurs.; 225 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 7th fl.

Lutz & Patmos makes fancy, fancy cashmere sweaters normally found at Barneys and Jeffrey; but at this sale, they're 50% off for the first two days, 60% off on Thursday, and 70% off on Friday. Count me in. 11/15-11/18; 11:30-7:30; 425 W. 13th St. (9th Ave. & Washington St.), ste 406.

For slightly more affordable cashmere, check out Central Park West Cashmere and save 40%-50% off wholesale. 11/16-11/18; 9-6 Wed.-Thurs., 9-3 Fri.; 234 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 5th fl.

Girly dresses, tunics, sweaters, and such by Tracy Reese (and her lower-priced line Plenty) are mostly under $100. 11/16-11/18; 10-6; 275 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 11th fl.

Frenchy sportswear from Philippe Adec is 60% off. 11/17-11/19; 9-7 Thurs. & Fri., 11-5 Sat.; 213 W. 35th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 7th fl.

Clothingline has Ben Sherman & Evisu for men & women this week. Ben Sherman shirts are 4 for $100 and Evisu "genes" are $195 (usually up to $595). 11/15-11/18; 10-7 Tue. & Thurs., 10-6 Wed. & Fri.; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

Bono's fair-trade label Edun and organic cotton line Loomstate are wholesale and below at their first-ever sample sale. 11/17-11/20; 10-7; 89 Franklin St. (Church & Broadway), 2nd fl.

Ladylike dresses, skirts, and more from Beth Bowley and Tabitha are $35-$85. 11/16-11/18; 10-7 Wed. & Thurs., 10-5 Fri.; 234 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 5th fl.

Score a spacious Botkier bag for 40% off. 11/17-11/19; 11-7 Thurs. & Fri., noon-5 Sat.; 13 Crosby St. (near Grand St.).

Ladylike Delman shoes are 60% off. 11/16-11/18; 10-7; 730 5th Ave. (at 56th St.), 8th fl.

Ultraflattering Susana Monaco knitwear is 60% off. 11/15-11/17; 9:30-7; 263 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 5th ffl.

Sexy, under-the-radar Parisian clothes from Barbara Bui are $50 and up. 11/15-11/16; noon-8; 115-117 Wooster St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

For men's and women's clothes in the vein of Ben Sherman, check out Ted Baker and save up to 70%. 11/16-11/18; 11-6 Wed., 9-6 Thurs., 10-3:30 Fri.; 215 Park Avenue South (at 17th St.), ste 2001.

Smart clothes from German label Strenesse are 50%-75% off. 11/15-11/17; 9-7; 50 W. 57th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), 8th fl.

Pretty knitwear from Maya is 60% off. 11/15-11/17; 11-7; 58 Thomas St. (at Church St.).

ck Calvin Klein dresses, leather jackets, and more are cheap cheap cheap at this cash-only sale. 11/15-11/16; 9-4; 360 Park Avenue South (at 26th St.).

Modern-living wonderland Conran Shop is taking 20% off select furniture. 11/17; 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.; 407 E. 59th (at 1st Ave.).

No word on whether Diddy himself will show, but you can at least head to Girlshop's Meatpacking District store on Thursday for a Sean by Sean Combs trunk show and free cocktails. 11/17; 6-9 p.m.; 819 Washington St. (Little W. 12th & Gansevoort Sts.).

Neiman Marcus's First Call Sale is in full effect, with prices up to 40% off. Plus, get free shipping on a $175 order when you enter code FIRST at checkout.

Save 10% on your order when you enter code EMLEXCLS at checkout through 11/16.

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